A locals' guide to North London
"I love popping out at lunch time to see what Muswell Hill has to offer!"Mumzad Soobhany
"Not only is Alexandra Palace an extraordinary sight, the views from its hilltop position are also exceptional..."Katy Brookes
"I love everything that Crouch End has to offer, from shops, to cafés, to cosy pubs..."Vikki Broad
Where do North London locals go?
The John Baird
Real ales, a beer garden and quiz nights on a Thursday and Sunday are why I love going to this local boozer!
Submitted by Aaron
An impressive music venue hosting great bands such as Slayer, to Jack White, to the Prodigy!
Submitted by Kevin
Quality Russian shop selling a wide array of products from authentic Russian meats, fish and cheese, to homemade cakes and pastries, which you can sit in and eat in their café. The ice-cream comes highly recommended.
Submitted by Anna
A very cosy and cute little café in Muswell Hill. They make very tasty salads and freshly baked homemade cakes that everyone will fall in love with. It's definitely a great place to go for brunch or just a nice cup of tea!
Submitted by Elvira
If you ever find yourself very hungry, head on down to Banner's because the portions are huge! It's definitely very good value for money and the menu is so extensive, there's something for everyone.
Submitted by Vikki
Best chippy in North London, or even the whole of London! You can even sit in too.
Submitted by Kevin
The Bald Faced Stag
With a rotating selection of guest ales and an excellent food menu, this is a great place to spend an afternoon, evening or both.
Submitted by James
Walter Purkis & Sons
This family-run fishmongers sells high-quality fish at a great price. I always pop down on a Saturday to pick up something fresh for dinner...
Submitted by David
A delicious American-style restaurant serving mouth-watering chicken dishes. The buttermilk chicken made using their secret recipe is awesome!
Submitted by Katy
Amazing quality and cheap Mediterranean/Cypriot food. The lamb parcels and breakfasts are yummy!
Submitted by Emma
My Kind of Coffee
As well as serving freshly brewed coffee, this shop roasts and sells lots of different beans from around the world.
Submitted by Alex
Boutique gift shop and café with a quirky interior and great food.
Submitted by Kevin
The Scullery Cookshop
Any cooks dream, this shop stocks everything from everyday items to the more obscure things the recipe books demand!
Submitted by Katy
From firm favourites to more unusual tastes, this cheese shop is a foodies dream!
Submitted by Joe
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"The Phoenix Cinema on East Finchley's High Road is one of the oldest in the country, running continuously since 1912. It is now Grade II listed, with the original vaulted still remaining intact."
Explore North London
Child-friendly activities near North London
NCT Bumps and babiesThe Woodman - The Sun room
Bumps and Babies is an opportunity for new or expecting mums (and dads!) to come and meet other parents in the area for a cup of coffee and a chat. It can also give you a chance to discuss any problems and hopefully solutions too! We meet in the Sol Room and there are baby changing facilities available. Website
Al's Little SingersThe Clissold Arms
Join Al and her guitar every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.30am for a 9.45am start, and 10.30am for a 10.45am start, for singing, percussion and bubbles. Classes last 40 minutes. Suitable for children up to four years old. Runs during the school holidays too. Website
Tiny TalkMuswell Hill Methodist Church
A 'starter' drop-in for parents or carers with younger babies. Big play mats with baby toys; Relaxing garden views; Space to meet up, chat and make new friends; Refreshments available; Lots of information about the local baby scene. Website
Elizabeth Harris School of DanceThe Garden Room at 'North Bank'
Elizabeth Harris is a Fellow and Examiner of The International Dance Teachers' Association and takes all classes personally, from starter classes for young children through to structured tuition in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Theatre Craft, Freestyle and Musical Theatre as they progress. Two trial classes free of charge. Website
Mini Mozart : HampsteadFriends Meeting House,
The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website
Bumps and Babies - New Host Roberta Starts 16th October 2014 - Thurs 3-4pmThe Woodman
Bumps and Babies is an opportunity for new or expecting mums (and dads!) to come and meet other parents in the area for a cup of coffee and a chat. It can also give you a chance to discuss any problems and hopefully solutions too! We meet in the Sol Room and there are baby changing facilities available. Please contact email@example.com for further information. Website
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Local Estate Agencies
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- Muswell Hill
- Crouch End
- Bounds Green
- Wood Green
- Dartmouth Park
- Friern Barnet
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